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Project Leader - Rwanda


  • Organization: Expertise France - French Public Agency
  • Location: Kigali
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-01-15

Expertise France is hiring a Project Leader based in Kigali. He/she will be responsible for the general strategy and coordination of the project, liaising with national authorities, EUD, European state members, and stakeholders.
He/She will work under the hierarchical responsibility of the “Geographical Pole Manager” at the Health Department (DEPSAN) in EF Headquarters in Paris. He/she will work in coordination with the EF Project Manager in Paris.
The project Leader will be responsible for the management and operational implementation of the project activities. This project will be signed with European Union Delegation based in Kigali.

Coordination of the project

  • He/she is responsible for the overall management, implementation and monitoring of the project strategy, to ensure that Expertise France's contractual obligations are fulfilled (particularly in terms of planning, financing, monitoring and reporting)
  • He/she identifies together with the Key experts, expertise requirements for the various components and ensures that experts are properly mobilized;
  • He/she represents Expertise France with all the relevant stakeholders, and participates in the project's various governance mechanisms;
  • He/she liaises with GoR and Rwandan technical partners together with his/her deputy
  • He/she liaises with partners of the “French Group”: French Embassy, AFD and other French partners
  • He/she liaises with European Union Delegation (EUD)and the European Agencies involved in the TEI MAV + program in Rwanda and any stakeholders required for the implementation of the action;
  • He/she ensures that cross-cutting issues are integrated into the project such as gender, environment, promotion of the project and capitalization

Team management :

  • He/she lead 2 keys technical experts and a local team of 4 persons: a deputy, an administrative and finance Manager, an MEAL officer, an assistant and a team of technical experts
  • He/she is responsible of a high level of communication within the experts and technical partners mobilized by EF
  • He/she organizes regular coordination meetings with the staff and all experts and partners mobilized by EF
  • He/she ensures the delivery of reports and deliverables expected from experts and partners according to their contractual agreements.
  • He/she ensures the recruitment of experts when needed, in coordination with the Headquarters Project Manager

Support functions:

  • He/she validates the procurement plan in collaboration with HQ project team, the administrative and finance Manager, and support services;
  • He/she is in charge of validating contracts and purchases according to Expertise France’s regulations and validation thresholds, in collaboration with HQ project team, the administrative and finance Manager and support services;
  • He/she monitors project expenditure, consolidates the project budget (forecast), and updates a workplan for field disbursements (cash flow);
  • Coordinate the organization of internal or external missions related to the project (headquarters missions, short-term expertise missions, partners mission etc.)
  • He/she ensures compliance with Expertise France's administrative and financial procedures.

Monitoring, evaluation, reporting:

  • He/she oversees the project's progress and the quality of deliverables, intermediate and final technical and financial reports, and annual financial audits;
  • He is in charge of consolidating internal narrative and financial reports;
  • In collaboration with the project & MEAL officer, he/she tracks project indicators in line with the project logframe.

Security in coordination with Security Director of EF Paris
 He/she strictly follows the security guidelines provided the Security Director of Expertise France in Paris and Must provide any relevant information likely to have an impact on Security and Safety management of staff, materials and facilities without delay.

Technical qualifications/ and request experiences:

  • Master's degree in international cooperation, development, project management, political science, social science, health economics or any other relevant field;
  • At least 10 years' experience in development project management and 5 years in the field of pharmacy and health; (an experience in production of medicines would be an asset)
  • Proven Experience in coordinating and managing teams;
  • Excellent management/coordination skills for multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
  • Excellent skills and knowledge of budget follow up and financial process
  • A good understanding of cooperation mechanisms, official development assistance and the players involved in international cooperation;
  • A good understanding of cooperation mechanisms, official development assistance and the players involved in international cooperation;
  • Excellent ability to build trusting relationships with national and international partners;
  • Ability to conduct high-level dialogue with institutional partners, civil society and the private sector;
  • Significant experience in facilitation, tools and techniques for participatory work;
  • Ability to mobilise, maintain, coordinate and lead networks of players (experts, institutional players, civil society, authorities, etc.);
  • Experience of working in the East Africa region is an asset.


Strong coordination and teamwork skills; Sense of diplomacy, excellent interpersonal skills; Initiative, autonomy and responsiveness; Analytical and synthesis skills; Adaptability; Sense of organization and rigor; Sense of diplomacy, capacity for representation; Relational ease Mastery of office software and tools, particularly Excel and Word; Excellent command of French and English (written and spoken);

Please click on this link : On recrute - Expertise France

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